In the year or so since the “Arab Spring” began, Jordan has lost an estimated $1 billion in revenues from tourism. The Hashemite Kingdom has had to retool parts of its economy, including the airlines and the hotel industry, to take into account the decline in tourism-related demand.
In other news, Germany is now the world’s third-largest arms exporter, after the USA and Russia. Much of the market for arms comes from Asia.
Meanwhile, Islamic authorities in Indonesia have ordered Muslims who purchased tickets to a Lady Gaga concert to return them. They say that the pop star’s dress and antics are un-Islamic, and are designed to undermine the morality of Indonesian Muslims.
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